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Offline reece

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colonoscopy done.
« on: February 24, 2014, 01:48:29 PM »
'm back from my colonoscopy. i was clear enough so that was good. they found a polyp, which he thinks is precancerous. not what i wanted to hear.  he removed it. it was really small, .5mm(however big that is). he said it is NOT cancer, but they do send it off. he is certain that it is not. (wish i was). anyone else had a precancerous polyp? he says he removes them in about 1/3 of his patients, but not usually as young as me(almost 49).

i'm glad though that i didn't have a big mass where my "tender spot" was. the polyp was not even on that side. he said i probably have scar tissue from my other surgeries, that causes a pulling sensation on the colon.

so, i'm good. a tiny precancerous polyp is nothing...right. go back in 5 years. and this time I WILL NOT PUT IT OFF A YEAR. I WILL NOT PUT IT OFF A YEAR.
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Re: colonoscopy done.
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 01:52:39 PM »
Polyps are common. Most are benign. They send alllll of them off, so don't let it freak you out!

My little brother had a couple polyps that he got removed. He's only 18. He's fine. None were cancerous.

Precancerous is a loose term that you also shouldn't let frighten you. It doesn't mean the polyp would necessarily ever actually become cancerous.
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Re: colonoscopy done.
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014, 02:01:46 PM »
Glad it's over for you and you don't have to worry about another scope for 5 years! My dad has had polyps removed over the years and he's just fine.
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Re: colonoscopy done.
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 02:09:38 PM »
Yes, that is true they send everything to the lab, they have to. They even sent some tissue from mine that was surrounding some diverticula when I had my colonoscopy. Not to worry!
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Re: colonoscopy done.
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 02:13:24 PM »
Glad it's over Reece.

My dad had 11 polyps removed he was 50 at the time. All were benign.

My gran who is 79 so yes much older has several removed a few months back and all were benign too.

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Re: colonoscopy done.
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2014, 02:18:05 PM »
My polyp was precancerous and i was 22. It doesnt mean much.
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Re: colonoscopy done.
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 03:04:32 PM »
thanks.  just a correction the polyp was not .5mm it was actually 5mm

my polyps the first time he did this, 6 years ago, he did not call them precancerous.  this time he did.
i'm not real worried. i'm relieved.
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2014, 04:19:12 PM »
If he's telling you to come back in 5 years, it means he's not that worried. When my mom had a big rash of polyps, they made her come in every year for like 3 years until they started to thin out.
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